Animal Studies & Natural Sciences Minors

Reminder: A student may not enroll in a minor which requires fewer than FOUR courses not already specifically required for the degree program pursued by the student. Students need to plan their minor carefully, in consultation with their advisor, particularly when their major is in the sciences.

Minor in Animal Behavior
Minor in Animal Behavior (please note, PSYC 1001 and either BIOL 1001/1002, BIOL 1005/1006 or BIOL 2503/2504 are minimum prerequisites for this minor.  Some course options have additional prerequisites which must be met if those courses are selected).

Course: Course Name: Credits:
Must take the following 4 courses:
ANSC2202Domestic Animal Behavior
or
3 credits
VTSC3200Clinical Animal Behavior3 credits
ANSC3100Animals in Society3 credits
ANSC3301The Human and Animal Bond3 credits
PSYC2603Brain and Behavior3 credits
Must take 6 additional credits from the following:
MGMT2500Small Business Management
or
3 credits
MGMT2505Small Business Entrepreneurship 3 credits
BIOL3201Primatology3 credits
EQST3100Equine Behavior3 credits
or an approved 4900 level externship

Minor in Biology
Take up to three courses from group one, and three or more courses from group two, with a minimum of six courses and 18 credits:

Course: Course Name: Credits:
Group one:
ANSC2000Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science2 credits
ANSC2401Animal Nutrition3 credits
ANSC2403Equine Nutrition3 credits
ANSC2501Animal Breeding3 credits
ANSC2701Equine Anatomy and Phisiology3 credits
BIOL2502Microbiology4 credits
BIOL2503Anatomy and Physiology I4 credits
BIOL2504Anatomy and Physiology II4 credits
EXSC2205Structural Kinesiology3 credits
FORE2001Introduction to Forensics4 credits
FORE2002Collection/Preservation of Evidence4 credits
PSYC2603Brain and Behavior3 credits
Group 2
ANSC3100Animals in Society3 credits
ANSC3301The Human and Animal Bond3 credits
ANSC3503Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management3 credits
BIOL3001Cell Biology3 credits
BIOL3100Developmental Biology4 credits
BIOL3201Primatology3 credits
BIOL3200Biostatistics3 credits
BIOL3003Biological Chemistry3 credits
BIOL3500Genetics3 credits
BIOL3520Genomics3 credits
BIOL4200Biotechniques3 credits
BIOL4901Internship I
or
3 credits
BIOL4902Internship II3 credits
CHEM3003Biochemistry3 credits
EQST3701Equine Biomechanics and Conformation3 credits
EQST4201Equine Pathology and Diesases3 credits
EXSC3105Nutrition3 credits
EXSC3300Exercise Physiology4 credits
EXSC3500Human Sexuality3 credits
VTSC3400Immunology3 credits

Minor in Biomedical Sciences

In Vivo/In Vitro Hybrid Track
Open to B.S. in Veterinary Science: Veterinary Technology Concentration and B.S. in Pre-veterinary Concentration.

Course: Course Name: Credits:
In Vivo/ In Vitro Hybrid Track
Required Courses (8-10 Credits)
ANSC2000Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science2 credits
ANSC3401Laboratory Animal Technical Methods I4 credits
ANSC3402Laboratory Animal Technical Methods II4 credits
Take 3 or more of the following:Courses must not already be included in major.Totaling 18-21 credits for track.
ANSC2501Animal Breeding3 credits
ANSC4700World of Research3 credits
BIOL3001Cell Biology3 credits
BIOL3003Biological Chemistry3 credits
BIOL3100Developmental Biology4 credits
BIOL3200Biostatistics3 credits
BIOL3201Primatology3 credits
BIOL3500Genetics3 credits
BIOL3520Genomics3 credits
BIOL4001Research Methods in Science3 credits
BIOL4200Biotechniques4 credits
VTSC2005Introduction to Laboratory Animal Health1 credit
VTSC3100Laboratory Animal Management3 credits
VTSC3400Immunology3 credits
VTSC3401Pathophysiology of Diseases3 credits
VTSC4102Laboratory Animal Diseases3 credits

In Vitro Track

Open to B.S. in Biology

Course: Course Name: Credits:
In Vitro Track
Take at least six (6) of the following courses.Totaling 18-21 credits.
ANSC2501Animal Breeding3 credits
BIOL3001Cell Biology3 credits
BIOL3100Developmental Biology4 credits
BIOL3200Biostatistics3 credits
BIOL3520Genomics3 credits
BIOL4001Research Methods in Science3 credits
BIOL4200Biotechniques4 credits
VTSC3400Immunology3 credits
VTSC3401Pathophysiology of Disease3 credits

Minor in Equine Studies
EQST 1601 (Foundations in Equine Care) is a pre-requisite for several courses in this minor.

Course: Course Name: Credits:
Must Take:
ANSC2701Equine Anatomy and Phisiology
Take two from Group A and three from Group B
or
Take one from Group A and four from Group B
Totaling 6 courses
Group A:
ANSC2403Equine Nutrition3 credits
EQST2001Principles of Riding Instruction I3 credits
EQST2002Principles of Riding Instruction II3 credits
EQST2100Introduction to Equine Assisted Activities3 credits
EQST2200Equine Industry and the Law3 credits
EQST2801Fundamentals of Farm and Stable Management3 credits
Group B:
ANSC3503Equine Reproduction and Breeding Management3 credits
EQST3100Equine Behavior3 credits
EQST3200Basic Training Methods3 credits
EQST3701Equine Biomechanics and Conformation3 credits
EQST4200Training Under Saddle4 credits
EQST4201Equine Pathology and Diseases3 credits
EQST4500Equine Facilities Management3 credits

Minor in Pre-Veterinary Studies
Open to Students in the Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science, Veterinary Technology Concentration program beginning in catalog year 2017. *

Course: Course Name: Credits:
Major Requirements:taken as open electives
BIOL1001Biology I4 credits
BIOL1002Biology II4 credits
MATH2200Statistics3 credits
CHEM3003
(in place of BIOL3003)
Biochemistry3 credits
Minor Requirements:
PHYS2001Physics I4 credits
PHYS2002Physics II4 credits
CHEM2100Organic Chemistry I4 credits
CHEM2101Organic Chemistry II4 credits

Three (3) 3000+ Vet science electives (These will concurrently fulfill the one (1) 2000+ vet sci elective and two (2) 3000+ vet sci electives required in BS.VTEC major)

*Students in other majors interested in applying to veterinary school who would like to explore the possibility of adding a minor in order to complete the requirements should speak to the Dean of the School of Animal Studies or the Pre-veterinary Chair.

Curriculum Sequence for Veterinary Technology B.S. with Minor in Pre-veterinary Studies

Fall Semester CourseCreditsSpring Semester CourseCredits
Freshmen Year
BIOL1005Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I *4BIOL1006Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals II*4
CORE1001Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm3CHEM1001Chemistry I *4
MATH1200College Algebra*
(or higher level math)
3COREENGLThe New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems3
VTSC1101Clinical Veterinary Experience I *4VTSC1102Clinical Veterinary Experience II*4
VTSC1XXXIntroduction to Veterinary Technology3VTSC1200Veterinary Pharmacology *2
Semester Total:17Semester Total:17
Sophomore Year
ENGL1003Writing About Literature3CHEM1002Chemistry II*
(replaces an Open Elective from senior fall)
4
PSYC1001Introduction to Psychology3VTSC2XXXLaboratory and Exotic Animals*3
VTSC2102Clinical Pathology*3VTSC2001Veterinary Radiology*2
VTSC2500Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery*4VTSC2101Veterinary Hematology*3
VTSC2900**Externship Module I*2VTSC2201Farm Animal Skills*2
VTSC2902Practical Experience I*1VTSC2904Practical Experience II*1
VTSC2XXXVeterinary Technology Capstone*2
Semester Total: 16Semester Total:17
Junior Year
BIOL1001Biology I
(in place of Open Elective)
4BIOL1002Biology II
(as open elective)
4
CHEM2100Organic Chemistry I
(in place of Veterinary Science Elective 2000+)
4CHEM2101Organic Chemistry II
(in place of Veterinary Science Elective 2000+)
4
CORE3100Developing Entrepreneurial Mindset3MATH2200Statistics
(extra course)
3
PHYS2001Physics I
(in place of Open Elective)
4PHYS2002Physics II4
Ethics Course
(Preferably Animal Ethics)
3Behavioral/ Social Science Elective3
Semester Total:18Semester Total:18
Senior Year
CHEM3003Biochemistry
(in place of Veterinary Science Elective 3000+)
3VTSC4500Senior Seminar3
VTSC4901Externship Module IIIa3Veterinary Science Elective (3000+)3
VTSC4902Externship Module IIIb3Veterinary Science Elective (3000+)3
VTSC4903Externship Module IIIC3Humanities/ Fine Arts Elective3
Veterinary Science Elective 3000+3
Semester Total:15Semester Total:12
Total Credits:130
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